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Stories by Erik Gundersen

Columbian Trail Blazers Writer

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) watches as head coach Terry Stotts draws a play in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Washington. The Trail Blazers won 108-98.

Stotts teaching Blazers to be winners

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) watches as head coach Terry Stotts draws a play in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Washington. The Trail Blazers won 108-98.

January 24, 2016, 8:05pm Blazers

Coach makes 10-man rotation work Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives past Atlanta Hawks center Tiago Splitter during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

Blazers week in review, Jan. 24

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives past Atlanta Hawks center Tiago Splitter during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

January 24, 2016, 8:04pm Blazers

What was bad and good for the Blazers last week, plus a look ahead to upcoming opponents. Read story

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore.

Memories of Kobe Bryant run deep for Lillard, Blazers

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore.

January 22, 2016, 5:24pm Blazers

NBA legend to play final game in Portland on Saturday Read story

Portland guard C.J. McCollum drives to the hoop on against Washington.

In pace of play, most of NBA pulling away from Blazers

Portland guard C.J. McCollum drives to the hoop on against Washington.

January 21, 2016, 6:22pm Blazers

League-wide, teams on track to average most possessions since 1992-93 Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, left, dribbles past Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. The Hawks won 104-98.

Fending off Hawks tall order for Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, left, dribbles past Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. The Hawks won 104-98.

January 20, 2016, 11:24pm Blazers

Big men Millsap, Horford combine for 39 in Hawks' win Read story

Lillard’s music getting attention

January 20, 2016, 8:16pm Blazers

TNT uses part of 'Dame DOLLA' video on MLK Day Read story

Portland Trail Blazers center Ed Davis, front, pursues the ball with Denver Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic, center and forward Kenneth Faried in second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Denver. Portland won 112-106.

Blazers find place at ‘The Table’

Portland Trail Blazers center Ed Davis, front, pursues the ball with Denver Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic, center and forward Kenneth Faried in second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Denver. Portland won 112-106.

January 17, 2016, 8:29pm Blazers

While on the road this weekend, a group of executives within the Trail Blazers will solve the world's problems before breakfast. Read story

Philadelphia 76ers&#039; Robert Covington reacts to his 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Philadelphia.

Portland Trail Blazers Week in Review

Philadelphia 76ers&#039; Robert Covington reacts to his 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Philadelphia.

January 17, 2016, 8:27pm Blazers

Triumph over Brooklyn tempered by embarrassment in Philly Read story

Damian Lillard shoots over Oklahoma City&#039;s Serge Ibaka.

Lillard lights it up as Blazers stun Thunder

Damian Lillard shoots over Oklahoma City&#039;s Serge Ibaka.

January 10, 2016, 10:25pm Blazers

Damian Lillard took the form of a Phoenix in the fourth quarter Sunday, engulfing the Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Moda Center in flames in a 115-110 win. Read story

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) tries to get past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. The Clippers won 109-98.

Blazers week in review 1/10

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) tries to get past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. The Clippers won 109-98.

January 10, 2016, 7:08pm Blazers

A look back at what went wrong, who played well and what's coming up Read story